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Field Trips

As described in our field trip arrangements document, there are usually two or more field trips to various local sites every month. Sometimes it is necessary to cancel a field meeting at short notice. Please check status of imminent field trips at our News Site before setting out.

If you would like to see and read about some of our past trips check the archive

 

Thursday 26th April: CLATTINGER FARM, N. Wilts

Leaders: ELISABETH ALLEN AND CHRIS PHILLIPS  

Meet: 1000 at the Lower Moor Farm Complex Visitor Centre: GR SU 007939 Landranger 173/Explorer 169, Postcode SN16 9TW

Finish: Approx 1230

Focus: Migrant Warblers, possible Nightingale, Hobby, Common Tern; Spring Butterflies including Orange Tip and Speckled Wood; possible Large Red Damselfly. If the season is right Snake's-head Fritillary and possible early Green-winged Orchid

Description: A leisurely walk visiting the Lower Moor Farm Complex with special emphasis on Clattinger Farm. Generally level ground; could be muddy in places after rain.

Friday 27th to Monday 30th April: FESTIVAL OF NATURE CITY NATURE CHALLENGE

Organiser: BRISTOL NATURAL HISTORY CONSORTIUM

Description: Which city on Earth has the most wildlife and the most nature loving citizens? Help Bristol and Bath show the world how amazing our region is for people and nature by joining us in an epic contest: to discover and record as much wildlife as possible over 4 days. Competing with 65 cities on five continents, we need you to join the race by sending us your wildlife sightings over 27-30 April 2018. Your observations count towards local, national and international efforts to learn about and protect our regions' amazing wildlife. Bath Nats experts will assist by leading walks and joining survey teams. See:- http://www.bnhc.org.uk/festival-of-nature-type/city-nature-challenge/

Saturday 2nd June: BATH FESTIVAL OF NATURE, Green Park

Organiser: BRISTOL NATURAL HISTORY CONSORTIUM

Meet: From 11.00, Green Park

End: 18.00

Focus: Natural history within and around Bath

Description: The Festival of Nature will be returning to Bath to celebrate wildlife in the heart of the city. Local and national environmental organizations, including Bath Nats will showcase the natural world with interactive exhibitions and inspirational activities. Visitors are encouraged to explore the surprises the natural world has to offer and to discover the incredible wildlife on their doorstep. Offers of assistance from members welcome.

 

 

Sunday 1st July: IFORD MANOR ORCHARD, BUTTERFLY DAY

Co-ordinator: HUGO BROOKE (Butterfly Conservation )

Meet: From 11.30am in public car park. GR ST 801589 Landranger 173/Explorer 156

Finish: Approx. 16.00

Focus: Butterflies and moths, and other fauna and flora.

Description: A great FREE family day out. Guided walks, moth trap displays, bat roost viewing by infra-red camera, arts and crafts, face-painting and story-telling, butterfly-friendly plants for sale etc. Refreshments available at Iford Manor tea rooms, alternatively, bring a picnic.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd September: BATHSCAPE WALKING FESTIVAL

The second Bathscape Walking Festival features guided walks of different lengths exploring Bath’s green spaces and surrounding countryside. Most walks have a heritage and/or wildlife theme, aimed at a general audience. Amongst those planned is a visit to Solsbury Hill, led by Alan and Marion Rayner from 10.00 – 13.00 on Tuesday 18th September for up to twenty people, starting from the layby on the Solsbury side of the A46. GR ST761682 Landranger 172/Explorer 155

 

More details of how to book etc can be found on www.bathscapewalkingfestival.co.uk or call 01225 477265

 

 

 

 

     

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